2014 m. liepos 3 d., ketvirtadienis


If your browser has become significantly slower and its search engine and the homepage have suddenly, without you actually wanting it, changed into qone.com, a browser hijacker has gotten into your system. It is a type of malware that modifies browser settings without the user’s knowledge. Its goal is to increase the traffic of the websites to which you are being directed, thus increasing ad revenue for the owner of the website. It can also lead to irreversible damage to your system – which is why you should take immediate action to remove this malware.
As with other browser hijackers, Qone8 has most likely been downloaded into your system bundled with freeware, and installed without your knowledge and permission when you installed it. The new qone8 search engine, which promotes itself as a product of Shu Mu Ching Technology limited, might appear handy at first; however it is actually a great threat to your system. It may redirect you to third-party web pages that contain other parasites or you might be simply lead to them by clicking the sponsored search results. There is also a possibility that your browser sessions might be recorded in order to generate adds which, in addition to being annoying, might carry other malware threats.

qone8 search engine

Thus it is recommended that you take immediate action in order to avoid bad consequences. You can try to remove the treat manually by tweaking your browser settings. To do that, just follow the instructions given below. However, as this does not give you a 100 percent guarantee that it will make your system completely clean, so you should also check your system with a legitimate anti-mallware tool, such as Spyhunter free scanner. Also, if you want to avoid similar threats in the future, you should avoid downloading software from dubious sources and review all the steps when installing any kind of software.

How to remove the qone8 browser hijacker:

Instructions for Internet Explorer:

  1. After launching the browser, press Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and go to Search providers.
  3. Right-click on Qone8.com, select Remove and close the window.
  4.  Tap Alt+T again and go to Internet Options.
  5.  Go to the General tab and open Home page.
  6. Remove or change the given URL and click OK.

Instructions for Google Chrome:

  1. After launching the browser, press Alt+F.
  2. Go to Settings and select On startup.
  3. Mark Open a specific page or set of pages and click Set pages.
  4. Remove or change the given URL and click OK.
  5. Go to search and press Manage search engines.
  6.  Remove the Qone8 search provider (X) and choose an another one. 
  7.  After setting the new search provider as default, click Done.
Instructions for Mozilla Firefox:

  1. After launching the browser, press Alt+T.
  2. Go to Options and select the General tab.
  3. Remove or change the given URL in the Home Page box and click OK.
  4.  Click the icon on the left side of the Search box and hit Manage Search Engines.
  5. Choose the Qone8 search engine and click Remove.
  6. Click OK.

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